Back Down Memory Lane

Picture it…
Sicily, 1932…

No really, I want you guys to come on a trip of sorts with me. We’ll start from last year…May of 2010, to be exact.

Beach 2010


Now this was me about a year ago. You see that color? See those bangs? See the waves? I was too cute for school, wasn’t I? 😉 At this point, I was trying out the idea of growing my hair out to try and go natural. I was concerned about length, so I wasn’t about to chop it all off, but I wanted to see what my hair would do in its natural state. So, I stopped getting perms, and started doing more roller sets, more crinkles thanks to my friend Vogue, and a lot more trying to hide the new growth coming in on top with the permed ends I had. Well, that eventually got really old, and really tiresome…so one day I went to the hair salon and decided, hey, let’s cut all my hair off, and go natural from here!

Something New...

As we can see from this picture up here, it didn’t quite happen that way. I saw my stylist’s haircut, and BAM! I wanted almost the exact same one she had there. She had to put a perm back in my hair in order to achieve desired results, and while it sucked at the time, I was genuinely happy with the haircut I got. I loved how vastly different it made me look, how easy it was to deal with, and the feeling of getting a shape up. Why didn’t any of my guy friends tell me how awesome shape ups were? What I didn’t like was the amount of money I had to spend on the upkeep. My hair grows extremely fast, so every trip to the salon included a cut, which brought my grand total to around $60 every two weeks including tip. Needless to say, there were other places where that money could be going.

And that brings me to today…

This is!

Yep! You guessed it folks, as of Saturday, April 30, 2011, I cut about 90% of the perm out of my hair…there’s still a few strands that are not like the others, but that’s quite alright. I am so happy with how it turned out! I’ll be honest, I was scared of what I was going to think, scared of going shorter, scared I wasn’t going to know what on Earth to do with my hair…but you know what? I absolutely love it. It’s so me! (Ironic, right?) Of course, I’ve already got the faces that look like O_O when people see that I’ve cut it again, but I don’t care…I’m ready to see what my hair looks like, what it does, how it reacts to certain things…it’s been a long time coming, and I’m glad that I finally decided to cut my hair and see exactly what I’m workin’ with. 🙂

Until next time folks!

    • Starita34
    • May 4th, 2011


    So brave! You must feel so freeeeee!

    And +23 for the Golden Girls reference!

    • 🙂 I do feel free! Who woulda thunk it? I was nervous at first at how I’d feel, but I am loving it! (No McDonald’s)

      Hehe, the Golden Girls reference came to me in the car last night, so I had to use it…

  1. “Why didn’t any of my guy friends tell me how awesome shape ups were?”

    Hey, guess what? Shape ups are awesome! Oh wait, what do I know about that? #BaldHeadedGames

    Glad you’re not worried about other people’s reactions. Get your au naturel on!

    • -_- You have proven the main reason I didn’t ask you what they were like lol…and no, I really thought I was going to be worried about reactions, but I’m not…if my hair is the reason you don’t start or you stop talking to me, then well…you need to readjust your priorities there, partner…

    • Cheekie
    • May 4th, 2011

    Yessssssssss! *flings curly confetti*

    • 🙂 yay! Now you’re next! 😉

        • Cheekie
        • May 4th, 2011

        Right behind ya! You have no idea how close behind ya I am lol…

        (the above sentence was creepy)

    • TBF
    • May 4th, 2011

    Hey lady!! I love the cut on you. There’s this feeling of freedom that comes with cutting your hair, but you have to do all things in due time! As long as you’re happy when you look in the mirror, that’s all that counts!! Go Lauren!!

    • Hey honey! Thanks! Yes, there is this immense sense of freedom, and I’m glad I waited until when I did…I’m definitely happy with what I see in the mirror, and wouldn’t change a thing! 🙂

    • SaneN85
    • May 4th, 2011

    Wow! I wish I was nearly as brave as you to try something completely new and different. I can cut more than 2-3 inches without freaking the f*ck right on out. Maybe seeing that yours turned out great for you will give me inspiration!

    • I’ve partially subscribed to the notion of “it’s just hair.” Me two or three years ago would NEVER have even considered chopping it all off, but now just felt like the right time to do it! Do it all in your own time, as my TBF above said…

  2. Cheekie :

    Right behind ya! You have no idea how close behind ya I am lol…

    (the above sentence was creepy)

    You’re creepy, that’s why. 😉

  3. Good stuff. I like the new doo/dew/duu….hell I don’t know how to spell it. Guys don’t have the option to do something different with their hair so I only envy females in that aspect (that and they get to play with boobies when ever they want to lol).

    I’ve always thought about dyin my hair either gray or white. Im tryin to go for the black overweight Magento look lol

    • Thanks bud! I appreciate it…guys can always loc their hair if they want…lol

      And if you dye your hair gray or white, I won’t ever intentionally see you again…even when B comes home…lol

  4. Congrats on your big chop! I remember mine, it’s going to be a great journey with your hair. Be patient with it and definitely enjoy. 🙂

  5. I suck for not reading this a month ago. But I was aware that you cut your hair based on your twittah and your gchat photos. So, I only half suck. I love it and you! LOVE IT. In fact, you’ve inspired me to make another empty promise that I’ll do the same. Get it, girl. But just chill on stealin’ my menz, ok?

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